actor: Olivia Wilde

Love the Coopers

November 13, 2015
"Love the Coopers" is a movie that does solve a lot of the characters' problems by the conclusion but, boy, do they have problems! Sam and Charlotte (John Goodman and Diane Keaton) have been married for years and have never taken the trip to Africa that Sam wants to take, mainly due to raising a [...]

The Lazarus Effect

February 27, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Rush

September 27, 2013
This film has some exciting race scenes which are to a great extent what the movie is about. It also features the handsome Chris Hemsworth from the Dove-approved films "The Avengers" and "Thor". His character, James Hunt from Britain, is quite a comparison to Niki Lauda (Daniel Burhl) from [...]

The Words

September 7, 2012
This movie makes a point that each person's own story is...well, each person's own story! Jeremy Irons plays an old man who experienced the ups and downs of life during and following World War ll in Paris. An American soldier, he falls in love with a French girl named Celia and marries her and they [...]

The Change-Up

August 5, 2011
You might just think the theme of characters switching bodies has been done a lot and is a tired theme. When this movie is compared to "Freaky Friday" from several years ago, with a then still fairly innocent Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Leigh Curtis, you would be right. That film was genuinely funny [...]

Cowboys and Aliens

July 29, 2011
I must admit to being wrong about my trepidations about this movie's plot. I was concerned it might come across as a totally preposterous plot. The truth is, the movie is very entertaining and what I am frustrated about is the strong language and the fact the violence level hits a level three in [...]

Tron: Legacy

December 17, 2010

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Tron: Legacy" is visually stunning! This movie has a heart and a wonderful theme even though it is encased in the guise of science fiction. Jeff Bridges returns in this follow up to the 1982 movie "Tron" and in this story which picks up years later, he is missing. His grown son, Sam lives with the [...]

Turistas

December 1, 2006
If you think you can enjoy a nice vacation with your friends, your worldview is too optimistic. At least that’s what a group of young, beautiful people in “Turistas” discovers while trying to have a good time in Brazil. I must say that this film was a lot more original than some of the [...]